- OCHA: Escalating Conflict Flash Update 37 | 25 May 2015
- WFP Yemen Situation Report #7, 22 May 2015
- UNICEF Yemen Humanitarian Situation Report, 13-19 May 2015
Appeals & Funding
- IOM Regional Appeal Yemen Crisis - Revised requirements, Apr-Sep 2015
- Flash Appeal for Yemen (1 Apr - 30 Jun 2015)
- Humanitarian Needs Overview 2015 (Dec 2014)
On Friday 29 May 2015, the Peace and Security Council (PSC) is scheduled to discuss the issue of migration, under the theme of ‘poverty and security in Africa'. The African Union (AU) has several instruments that deal with migration and is cooperating closely with the European Union (EU) regarding the current migration crisis in the Mediterranean.
Qatar Red Crescent (QRC) is proceeding with its constant efforts to support the health sector in Yemen, through a project to distribute cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) collection machines to needy patients there, with QR 125,000 funding from the General Directorate of Endowments (AWQAF), the Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs.
Mali: Gao and Timbutku regions have been the scene of multiple clashes between the Azawad Movement Coalition and Malian forces, as well as the pro-government Gatia militia. At least 12 people have been killed, including nine civilians. About 31,500 people have been displaced from three districts in Timbuktu region. They are in urgent needs of water, food, NFIs, and shelter support, but access is limited.
WHO statement by WHO Director-General, Dr Margaret Chan
27 May 2015
The conflict in Yemen is entering its 10th week and the numbers of dead and injured continue to grow. As always in conflict, it is innocent civilians that pay the highest price. Almost 2000 people have been killed and 8000 injured so far, including hundreds of women and children.
SUMMARY OF MARKETS FOR MAY 2015 (WEEK 3)
Generally food items are reportedly becoming a little more available than was reported last week. However, it was noted that at a number of locations food was being accessed via informal traders (black market).
Fuel price increase has been moderated, though the prices remain much higher than the pre-crisis period, up to nine-fold for diesel. Diesel prices will have an important impact on food distribution networks and milling. Furthermore what fuel is available is not sufficient for these industrial needs.
A second aid shipment carrying food and medical aid sent by the UAE Red Crescent arrived in Aden on Sunday. Yemeni officials said that the shipment weighed 460 tonnes and was delivered by sea through the port in Aden.
The UAE Red Crescent are currently distributing around 225 tonnes of food to those in need. The local designated aid coordinator said that the UAE Red Crescent had also delivered a shipment containing 1,200 tonnes of medicine and medical supplies to Aden last week.
The Civil Defense in Najran reported today that indiscriminate shellfire from Yemen killed one civilian and wounded five others in the city of Najran.
The Ministry of Interior reported today that a criminal investigation and explosives clearing teams from Najran Police came under artillery shelling from Yemen while clearing explosive ordnances from residential neighborhood of Rijal in Najran . One officer was killed and three others injured in the shelling.
AFAD delivers four tons of medical supplies to Djibouti, which hosts thousands of refugees from Yemen.
Ankara, 26 May 2015 – The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority of Turkey (AFAD) continues its humanitarian relief efforts in Djibouti, where more than 150.000 displaced Yemenis are grappling with harsh living conditions. Later today, the agency will deliver four tons of medical supplies to refugee camps in the Obock area.
26 May 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has requested that his Special Envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, postpone the planned consultations aimed at seeking a peaceful and Yemeni-led political transition process in the country, according to a United Nations spokesperson.
Ongoing airstrikes, ground fighting and fuel shortages mean that an additional 3 million Yemenis are now without drinking water - raising the total number of Yemenis without a clean water supply and sanitation to at least 16 million - almost two-thirds of the population, Oxfam warned today.
Ethiopia - IOM Ethiopia has provided post arrival assistance to some 2,061 vulnerable Ethiopians returning from Yemen. They have included people injured in the conflict, as well as those in need of transport and accommodation.
IOM is providing accommodation at its transit centre in Addis Ababa, onward transportation allowances and post-arrival health assessments, including referrals to hospitals in Addis Ababa.
Qatar Charity's latest response to the ongoing conflict in Yemen has focused on the distribution of emergency food supplies to Yemenis, both in Yemen and those seeking refuge in Djibouti. With logistical support directly provided by the State of Qatar to ship 240 tons of food to Djibouti, Qatar Charity then undertook the beneficiary identification, local/ regional logistics and distribution.
Current Conditions: Regional Highlight
• Minimal food insecurity (IPC Phase 1) in parts of Sudan, western & central Ethiopia, agricultural areas of Uganda, western Kenya, southwest South Sudan, northern Somalia, Rwanda and Burundi but stressed (IPC Phase 2) in most pastoral areas;
• Crisis and emergency food insecurity remains a concern mostly in DRC, CAR and conflict-affected states of South Sudan, parts of NE Kenya, NE Ethiopia, some districts in Karamoja, Darfur in Sudan, IDP sites in Somalia;
One child was killed and three other children were injured in Jazan from shelling from Yemen. Maj. Yahya Abdullah Al-Qahtani, spokesman for the Civil Defense in Jazan Region, said that villages in Al-Twaal Governorates came under indiscriminate shelling this morning from Yemen, resulting in the casualties. Maj. Al-Qahtani said that the shells landed in residential neighborhoods at border villages in Al-Twaal Governorate which were launched from Yemeni territory.
All parties to the conflict in Yemen must comply with International Humanitarian Law obligations to protect civilians and civilian infrastructure, and to allow and facilitate the rapid and unimpeded passage of relief supplies and personnel to people in need.
As of 25 May, the Logistics Cluster received requests for sea transport from six organizations and requests for air transport from three organizations from Djibouti to Yemen. Most cargo is due to arrive in the bonded warehouse in Djibouti, so that subsequently transport to Yemen can be scheduled.
On 18 May, International Medical Corps (IMC) cargo was airlifted from Djibouti to Sana’a via UNHAS, with another three flights scheduled for WHO.
· Since the scale-up of WFP’s operations on 15 April in response to the escalating crisis, WFP has reached over 1.5 million people with over 19,000 mt of food.
· From 12 to 17 May, a five-day humanitarian pause took effect in Yemen, providing a critical opportunity for WFP to replenish stocks of food and fuel in hotspot areas and conduct emergency food distributions to assist conflict-affected populations.
Roundtable on the humanitarian situation in the Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes Region
Nairobi, 22 May 2015
Sanaa, Yemen | AFP | Monday 5/25/2015 - 11:35 GMT | 655 words
by Jamal al-Jabiri with Fawaz al-Haidari in Aden
Rebel forces and loyalist fighters were locked in fierce fighting in Yemen on Monday as hopes of a political solution faded after the United Nations postponed peace talks.
Clashes raged in the country's third city Taez, sowing panic after Shiite Huthi rebels bombarded several districts with rocket and tank fire.